John Doe v. Delaware County, et al.
On June 24, 2022, Lambda Legal, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, and attorney Scott A. Schoettes, Esq. filed an amended complaint on behalf of John Doe against Delaware County, Pennsylvania, The GEO Group, Inc. (“GEO Group”), and officials. Mr. Doe alleges that while he was in custody at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility he was unlawfully excluded from programs and services because of his disability (as defined in the applicable statutes and case law), HIV, and the unlawful disclosure of his confidential HIV-related information.
Mr. Doe seeks relief under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq., Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12181, et seq., Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq., and Pennsylvania’s Confidentiality of HIV-related Information Act, 35 P.S. § 7601, et seq.
On November 1, 2022, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a letter of findings based on a Title II Americans with Disabilities Act investigation of the George W. Hill Correctional Facility. The investigation found that the correctional facility violated the ADA by excluding an individual with HIV from working in the kitchen.
- June 24, 2022: Amended Complaint filed.
- August 5, 2022: Motion to Dismiss of the GEO Group denied.
- November 1, 2022: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a letter of findings based on a Title II Americans with Disabilities Act investigation of the George W. Hill Correctional Facility.